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About The Shores Restaurant - La Jolla Shores Hotel

Welcome to beach dining – La Jolla style. Walk straight from the sand into The Shores Restaurant, where you’ll enjoy fantastic ocean views, our open-air patio, a casual ambiance with warm hospitality, and a family-friendly menu meant to please any kind of taste. A big part of the California lifestyle is beach-style dining. The Shores Restaurant is a perfect example with dishes designed by award-winning Executive Chef Bernard Guillas and Chef de Cuisine Percy Oani. Serving breakfast, lunch, dinner, and an a la carte Sunday Brunch, the delicious fare is complimented by unparalleled views of the Pacific Ocean just outside the floor-to-ceiling windows, which run the length of the dining room and adjacent lounge.

8110 Camino Del Oro
San Diego, CA 92037
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Californian, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Breakfast (Daily): 7 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Lunch (Monday - Saturday): 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Brunch, a la carte (Sunday) 11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Dinner (Nightly): 5 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Happy Hour (Sunday - Friday): 3 p.m. - 6 p.m.

Cross Street:
Avenida de la Playa

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(858) 456-0600

Website:
http://www.theshoresrestaurant.com/

Entertainment:
Stunning ocean views of the La Jolla coastline.

Catering:
The Shores Restaurant in La Jolla is perfect for special occasions and offers you and your guests the rare opportunity to dine on the beach. Located along the sands of La Jolla Shores, the Shores Restaurant offers innovative cuisine delicately prepared with freshest ingredients in an unparalleled waterfront setting. For more information or to book your next special event, call (858) 551.4658 or email ShoresDining@TheShoresRestaurant.com today.

Parking Details:
Underground parking is available at the La Jolla Shores Hotel. Shores Restaurant patrons receive a discounted parking fee.

Executive Chef:
Bernard Guillas and Chef de Cuisine Percy Oani

Private Party Facilities:
The Shores Restaurant puts you and your guests at the ocean’s edge. Located along the sands of beautiful La Jolla Shores, the Shores Restaurant offers innovative cuisine delicately prepared with fresh ingredients in a one-of-a-kind waterfront setting.

Our culinary team will create the perfect menu to suit your event. Then, our full-service catering staff will carry out your ultimate vision to assist you in planning all the final details and finishing touches. The result - a gathering that is both delicious and breathtaking in every way.

Plan your next special event at the Shores Restaurant today: * Rehearsal Dinner * Graduations * Showers * Milestone Birthday or Anniversary * Bar/Bat Mitzvah.

Private Party Contact:
Jennifer Bresnan: (858) 456-0600

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
The Shores Restaurant hosts a variety of events with special menus, including seasonal holiday menus. The Shores Restaurant’s spectacular oceanfront views, exemplary service, and outstanding wine list make for a dining experience you won’t soon forget. Be sure to try the monthly Sip & Savor menu, weekday Happy Hour, Divas that Drink wine special every Wednesday, and much more.

Specials

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers

Monday, December 25, 2017

Details

Savor a holiday buffet featuring seasonal appetizers, delicious main courses, a children’s station and decadent desserts. Menu highlights include Orange Tarragon Glazed Smoked Salmon, Eggnog French Toast, Plum Wine Glazed Bone-In Ham and more! $58 adults, $29 kids 8-12 yrs, $4 7 and under.

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

Ring in the New Year at The Shores, a place the whole family will enjoy. From the ocean view, warm hospitality and a kid friendly menu, it will be an evening for everyone to remember. In addition to our full dinner menu we have added a special menu including Hawaiian Pink Snapper and more.

The Shores Restaurant - La Jolla Shores Hotel Ratings and Reviews

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80% would recommend it to a friend

Scenic View (12)
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Good for Anniversaries (9)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Romantic (8)
Happy Hour (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Great for Lunch (6)
People Watching (6)
Special Occasion (6)
Cozy (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Casual (4)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Fun (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Healthy (4)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Great for Outdoor Dining (4)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Business Meals (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Great for Brunch (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Seasonal (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Authentic (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Great Beer (1)
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined 14 hours ago

Lovely Thanksgiving buffet with beautiful views. Good value too!

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·Dined 5 days ago

second time dining for special occasions, very competitive food quality, not very cheap, but definitely worth it, nice, spacious, good view, good service, so so coffee.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Scenic View, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Great Beer, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Amazing location ... can't be closer to the ocean.
Unfortunately, everything about the restaurant is date and is overdue for an update.
This location combined with a modern look and a great chef is a recipe to a great restaurant.
The good news is that location is the most difficult thing to find ... and this restaurant has it.
Will they be able to get management to invest to make it great?
Time will tell ...

Tags: Scenic View
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Nice location on the beach for great sunset views. Menu is smallish and not much out of the ordinary but great ginger pork pot stickers. Good service.

Tags: Scenic View
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·Dined on October 10, 2017

Great views. You will need to put up with decent service and bad food

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·Dined on October 4, 2017

I took my daughter here for her Birthday. It was a wonderful experience. The waitress and the ambiance was fantastic with the Ocean Backdrop.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on October 1, 2017

The view from the restaraunt was great. Nice laege, wife Windows allow for almost unblocked ocean view from any table. Even got to see the sun setting from our table. Wait staff was extremely friendly and helpful and answered all our questions. The food was ok, not the best cuts of meat. The desert was very good. Flourless chocolate cake was amazing. Overall a great experience.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on October 1, 2017

It was a great dining at The Shores Restaurant. ❤🎉⛵

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Restaurant Week special menu was good and good value. Service was medium to poor and parking was expensive.

Tags: Happy Hour
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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 28, 2017

The photos made it appear that we could dine in the right on the sand. It was disappointing to find the outdoor patio was off the pool. I had to step outside to get this photo.

We had also hoped that San Diego restaurant week menu was available at lunch.

Tags: People Watching, Bar Seating, Waterfront, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on September 23, 2017

We had a wonderful experience with The Shores. Great food and service, not to mention the ambiance !

Tags: Business Meals, Cozy, Afternoon Tea, Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, People Watching
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on September 18, 2017

Great food and service as always! Will be back again for our usual dining and drinks

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Cozy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Nice location, good food, attentive service. We had 4 seated at the window for sunset. Very reasonable prices with good quality. A little dated, but a nice place!

Tags: Scenic View, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 16, 2017

One of the best views of any place I've been! Too many weirdos who didn't dress appropriately. Great food and service.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Vibrant Bar Scene, People Watching, Scenic View, Happy Hour
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on September 14, 2017

You really can't beat the view! And the food is varied and delicious. This is such a comfortable place to dine and visit.

Tags: Authentic, Casual, Bar Seating, People Watching, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Great wait staff with a world class view. The meal was nice. Wonder why the interior and hotel are so dated, but in a way, kind of liked it.
Thank you!

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on September 8, 2017

I hadn't been to the Shores for several years, but a friend of mine suggested we go to celebrate my birthday and watch the waves. Such a beautiful view. The food was even better than I remember; so many choices and everything was delicious. I'd really recommend the scallops. And they gifted me with a wonderful birthday dessert. Such a wonderful afternoon.

Tags: Cozy, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on September 5, 2017

Everything was great at The Shores restaurant! The poke was very good. Loved the taro chips that are served with it but wish they gave more! This restaurant is clean with a great view!!!!!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Waterfront, Romantic
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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Nice casual lunch with our daughter and son Inlaw

We plan on bringing our parents when the visit from Arizona

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 26, 2017

A terrific beachfront restaurant--easy parking at the hotel lot underneath, and then seated at a table overlooking the beach and the waves rolling in. The service was very friendly and attentive, and the food was delicious--we enjoyed a cheese plate, eggs benedict, and an incredible burger with brie, arugula and fig jam. Fantastic brunch at a reasonable price. I would highly recommend it.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Went for breakfast. Food was delicious, service was excellent and the view was spectacular. Can't wait to go back.

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Scenic View, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Food was good and well presented; our server was good. However we arrived and were left standing at check-in for 10 minutes while they figured out which table? Or set up a table ? Or?? Then seated at a table in bar area which was noisy and had a baby at next table and a 1-2 year old at adjacent table. We were having a 5-adult birthday dinner, requested a table in 'main' dining room level in a quieter area...had to wait another 5-10 minutes before they seated us (we saw at least 3 vacant tables). After dinner they never brought a birthday dessert, said happy birthday or any acknowledgement...just brought the check. We had mentioned it was a birthday celebration in the reservation and when we checked in the hostess commented that they would 'do something ' for our celebrant.
We will not return!

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·Dined on August 13, 2017

The photos on the website for this restaurant are gorgeous and the food looked amazing! Unfortunately, we were very disappointed by both the ambiance and food. The restaurant is right on the beach but what you can't tell from the photos is the beach directly in front of the windows are full of hotel guests, their beach chairs and tall umbrellas which blocks most of the view. We were very excited for a finer dining experience on the water to celebrate a successful sales quarter and were very disappointed by the food we ordered. Not very tasty & not served hot. Overall, it is a beautiful location to drop in for a casual lunch but wouldn't recommend it for dinner.

Tags: Cozy, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 8, 2017

Only saving grace was the view. Otherwise it was a total bust.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 6, 2017

We had friends visiting from out of town, and wanted to show them La Jolla Shores. This was the perfect restaurant for dinner. We sat inside, but had a great view of the beach and the sunset. The staff was attentive and helpful in accommodating our dinner orders. And as I must eat gluten-free, I appreciated that our waitress was very knowledgeably about gluten-free options.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive
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 (San Diego)·Dined on August 5, 2017

We love The Shores. The food is well prepared, the service is exceptional, and the view is gorgeous. The casual atmosphere is perfect as we usually come from a long walk on the beach so we can sit outside and relax while we dine!

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·Dined on August 3, 2017

After being seated and given menus not one of the wait staff even looked our way and it wasn't that busy at all. After 15/20 minutes of being completely ignored we got up and walked out. Nobody noticed.

Tags: Waterfront
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 2, 2017

I brought my friend here for her birthday and let the restaurant know ahead of time. They seated us at a wonderful window so we could see the sun setting in perfect view. The food and drinks were great and affordable (for a nice meal) and most importantly they brought out my friend a huge slab of birthday cake with a candle. The cake was amazing!

Tags: Romantic, Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 2, 2017

Food was mediocre and took a ridiculously long time to come out with no explanation from the waitstaff.

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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on July 31, 2017

Delicious food, great service (Michael), excellent atmosphere next to the ocean. Very nice for outside dining. Try the lemon berry martini, Lemon Pepper Pappardelle Pasta flourless chocolate cake.

Tags: Quick Bite, Fun, Waterfront, Disabled Access, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New Mexico)·Dined on July 29, 2017

The food took forever. I think that's why they pay the first hour of parking because you could never get out in an hour. It was amazing how long it took.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 24, 2017

Met a friend I hadn't seen in a while there for a late lunch. We were seated immediately on a patio overlooking the beach and served attentively throughout the meal by Caitlin. Friend had burger, could only eat half, I had a vegetarian wrap and could only eat half. Food was good, nothing remarkable. Very much enjoyed our visit. Parking was in an underground lot and cost $5, so be prepared for that. There was some street parking, but on a sunny, summer day, none was available.

Tags: Healthy, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, People Watching, Waterfront, Scenic View
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·Dined on July 23, 2017

I LOVED this place and Everything about it, I can't believe I had never heard about this jewel, great ambiance, amazing food and everyone is super friendly and nice. I cant wait to go back and bring my family and friends.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Vegan, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Organic, Great for Lunch, People Watching, Tasting Menu, Hot Spot, Comfort Food, Business Meals
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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 15, 2017

This restaurant is in an amazing location, and the food and service meet expectations. I love taking out of town guests here!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Fun
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 (Nashville)·Dined on July 12, 2017

Lovely view of the sunset, attentive staff, and wonderful fish tacos! Husband had chicken tacos and raved about them, too. Daughter had the cheeseburger and it was delicious (I stole a bite!). Bar was quick and husband loved the draft wheat beer. Overall great experience and we will visit again next time we're in La Jolla.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Great Beer, Waterfront
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 (Houston)·Dined on July 9, 2017

Food was great. servers were not terribly friendly but they were efficient.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for Groups, Casual
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on July 5, 2017

The biggest problem is parking. The hotel parking lot was only letting hotel guests park. No parking was available on the surrounding streets. After circling the nearby streets several times we finally got a parking spot.

The view from the restaurant is fantastic, and the food and service are very good.

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 3, 2017

Great food and service. Drinks were on point. Will be back!

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 (Orange County)·Dined on July 2, 2017

Great staff great food great views

Tags: Scenic View, Great for Brunch, Waterfront
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on June 22, 2017

We had a great time. The food was outstanding and the ambiance very special. Our server took time to go over the menu and his service made us feel important.
Thank you!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Scenic View, Special Occasion
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